1920 South American Championship

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1920 South American Championship of Nations
Copa América (since 1975)
Tournament details
Host country Chile
Dates September 11 – October 3
Teams 4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (3rd title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 16 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Uruguay José Pérez
Uruguay Ángel Romano
(3 goals each)
1919
1921

The 1920 South American Championship of Nations was the fourth continental championship for nations in South America. It was held in Valparaíso, Chile from September 11 to October 3, 1920.

Overview[edit]

Uruguay's winning squad

The participating countries were the host Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil as the defending champion. Uruguay regained the title lost in the last edition, thus becoming champion for the third time in the first four editions of the tournament. Ángel Romano was the top goalscorer alongside teammate José Pérez, with three goals, repeating his feat of three years earlier.

Brazil's 6–0 loss to Uruguay in this tournament would not be equaled until the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 94 years later, where they lost 7–1 against Germany.[1]

1920 South American Championship Squads[edit]

For a complete list of participating squads see: 1920 South American Championship squads

Final round[edit]

Each team played one match against each of the other teams. Two (2) points were awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and zero (0) points for a defeat.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 2
 Chile 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Brazil  1–0  Chile
Alvariza Goal 53'

Argentina  1–1  Uruguay
Echeverría Goal 75' Piendibene Goal 10'
Referee: Francisco Jiménez (Chile)

Uruguay  6–0  Brazil
Romano Goal 23'60'
Urdinarán Goal 26' (pen.)
Pérez Goal 29'65'
Campolo Goal 48'

Chile  1–1  Argentina
Bolados Goal 30' Dellavalle Goal 13'

Argentina  2–0  Brazil
Echeverría Goal 40'
Libonatti Goal 73'

Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Romano Goal 37'
Pérez Goal 65'
Domínguez Goal 60'

Result[edit]

 1920 South American Championship Champions 

Uruguay
Third title

Goal scorers[edit]

3 goals

2 goals

  • Argentina Raúl Echeverría

1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil blown away by sharp Germany". ESPN. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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